Man, I am really bad at this.
Fellow readers and bloggers, tell me: how do you keep to your schedule? I am forever forgetting or falling off the bandwagon on my blog posts, and never getting them out on time. What do you do to stay on track? Let me know in the comments or by email!
For today’s movie, I’m going to review another children’s classic recently released on Amazon: Kubo and the Two Strings.
Lately, I’ve only been able to get my hands on movies after they are released there, which explains my not having seen Moana yet. So, this may not be a new release, but it did just come out on Blu-Ray and Amazon, so this is mildly topical, I suppose. 😄
Here we go!
“Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.”
–Submitted by Anonymous, IMDB.com
I mean, really, that’s about the extent of it.
I have always been fascinated by claymation. Animation in its every form interests me greatly, but claymation has always held a special allure for me, because of the amount on work involved.
So when I see a movie on this magnitude and artistic excellence, I can’t even imagine the work that went into developing such an epic tale. It absolutely amazes me, on every level.
Not only is the animation of a superior quality, but the beautiful simplicity of the story is beyond compare. A boy is looking for his father’s armor to stop his village from being destroyed. What could be more generic? But the depth of the characters and method surrounding the story gives it a richness most movies do not capture. It’s wonderful in its bountiful storytelling, and no words can describe how surprised I was at the end(I will not spoil it for you, you must watch it).
My Princess did have nightmares after the ending(again, no spoilers), but she is a bit sensitive, and my Lil’ Bit did not find it scary at all. But just as a warning to parents, your younger or more sensitive children may be a bit scared. Just a warning for the audience, and it doesn’t detract from the beauty of this movie at all.
Honestly, everything about this artistic and moving story will draw you in and make you part of that fantastic world, and yet none of the words I am using even begin to describe the depth of this narrative.
Because this movie, in all seriousness, must be experienced to truly be understood for its brilliance.
And for me, that makes things even better.